Category Archives: Poland

Will Germany’s diesel bans just push its pollution problem to Poland?

Rich countries are exporting their air pollution problems to poorer states in central and eastern Europe, new figures show. More than 350,000 ‘dirty diesel’ vehicles were exported to Poland last year, according to data from NGO Transport & Environment. Another … Continue reading

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Smothered by Smog, Polish Cities Rank Among Europe’s Dirtiest

Burning coal is a part of daily life in Poland. As a result the country has some of the most polluted air in the European Union, and 33 of its 50 dirtiest cities. High atop the ski lift at Zar … Continue reading

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Poland’s ‘airpocalypse’ rivals New Delhi smog

In one city, residents burn garbage to heat their homes and the local mine’s coal supplies are almost exhausted. You don’t need to use an alarm clock on Miners’ Day in the Polish city of Katowice – the 21-piece colliery … Continue reading

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EU auditors to assess anti-pollution efforts by testing Brussels air 

The European Court of Auditors is to embark on a comprehensive review of the European Union’s efforts to curb air pollution, the main environmental cause of premature deaths in the EU, the court said on Thursday (21 September). The Luxembourg-based Court will … Continue reading

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Residential heating tops sources of PM2.5 in Danube region’s urban areas

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has evaluated sources of air pollutants in the Danube macro-region, a necessary step for the design of action plans to improve air quality. The related study showed residential … Continue reading

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Poland to curb imports of low-quality coal to fight air pollution 

Poland plans to curb imports of unsorted coal to improve the material its citizens use to warm their homes during winter and improve air quality in heavily polluted cities, the energy ministry said late on Wednesday. Cities such as fast-modernizing … Continue reading

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Polish cities offer free transport to fight smog

The Polish capital offered free public transport on Monday to encourage residents to leave their cars at home and stop contributing to the world’s worst smog. The cities of Krakow and Kielce also announced similar incentives amid stifling pollution, reported … Continue reading

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Heavy smog hits Poland

The State Environment Protection Inspectorate says that air pollution in Poland continues to be well above the allowed EU norms. The situation has been worsening over the past days, with warnings issued in several regions of Poland not to stay … Continue reading

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